ATLANTA, Ga. -- The 15th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team defeated 16th-ranked Tufts on Friday afternoon in the Fab 7 Tournament hosted by Emory University.
The Generals took No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to enter singles play with a 2-1 lead. Sophomores Sonja Meighan (McLean, Va. / Flint Hill), Meghan Buell (New Albany, Ohio / New Albany) and Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C. / Ashley Hall) all won their singles matches and W&L held on for the win.
The victory improved W&L to 11-2 overall, while the Jumbos dropped to 2-2.
W&L returns to action on Saturday when it takes on Sewanee at 9:00 am at Emory.
#15 Washington and Lee University 5, #16 Tufts University 4
Mar 22, 2013 at Atlanta, GA
|1. Sonja Meighan (W&L) def. Katz, Lindsay (TUFTS) 6-1, 6-1|
|2. Meghan Buell (W&L) def. Gann, Samantha (TUFTS) 6-2, 6-0|
|3. Patricia Kirkland (W&L) def. Bowman, Shelci (TUFTS) 7-5, 6-4|
|4. Schonfeld, Sophie (TUFTS) def. Allison Hupalo (W&L) 6-4, 6-0|
|5. Hollender, Lauren (TUFTS) def. Claire Cahill (W&L) 6-0, 6-1|
|6. Lam, Janice (TUFTS) def. Chelsea Mixson (W&L) 6-3, 7-5|
|1. Sonja Meighan/Patricia Kirkland (W&L) def. Katz, Lindsay/Bowman, Shelci (TUFTS) 8-4|
|2. Meghan Buell/Cameron Dorsey (W&L) def. Schonfeld, Sophie/Gann, Samantha (TUFTS) 8-4|
|3. Lam, Janice/Hollender, Lauren (TUFTS) def. Claire Cahill/Chelsea Mixson (W&L) 8-5|
|Tufts University 2-2; National ranking #16|
|Washington and Lee University 11-2; National ranking #15|
|Fab 7 Tournament|
|Match moved indoors because of cold weather|